Town of Palm Beach, Florida

Developed by Henry Flagler as a high-end tourist metropolis and site for luxurious hotels like the The Breakers, ca. 1920s, with

Developed by Henry Flagler as a high-end tourist metropolis and site for luxurious hotels like The Breakers, photograph taken ca. early 1930’s, with “cottages” for the super-rich already built along the beach in the background (not seen). ¬† In the foreground, the privately owned, tollway Florida East Coast Canal (a dredged linear portion of Lake Worth) became the federally controlled, toll-free Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in 1929. ¬†Amenities included a golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and arrangements for deep-sea fishing. ¬†Courtesy, SMU Libraries.

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